Last December, 60 growers and crop consultants from around Eastern Washington gathered on the Washington State University campus in Pullman for two days of comprehensive, hands-on learning. This December 15 and 16, the second WSU Extension Wheat Academy will not only give participants the chance to learn directly from researchers, it will also allow more people to join in.
The Wheat Academy will begin at 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 15 and will be held in the Vogel Plant Biosciences Building Teaching Laboratories on the ground floor. Registration is $100 and this year we can accommodate 75 participants. Because participation is limited, we ask that individual companies limit the number of employees they send to the Wheat Academy to a maximum of ten. The registration fee covers parking on campus, two lunches, a catered social hour, and light refreshments throughout the event.
To register, visit wheatacademy2015.brownpapertickets.com. Registration will open in October.
During each day of the workshop participants will select four, 90-minute presentations to attend out of the six available that day. The Wheat Academy will include presentations by:
- Ian Burke, WSU Weed Scientist
- Stephen Guy, WSU Extension Agronomist
- Paul Carter, WSU Extension and Columbia County Director
- Don Wysocki, OSU Extension Soil Scientist
- David Brown, WSU Soil Scientist
- Tabitha Brown, WSU Associate in Research
- Randy Fortenbery, WSU Endowed Chair of Small Grains Economics
- Tim Murray, WSU Extension Plant Pathologist
- Camille Steber, USDA-ARS Molecular Geneticist
- Arron Carter, WSU Winter Wheat Breeder
- Haiying Tao, WSU Extension Soil Scientist
- Karen Sowers, WSU Associate in Research
- Bill Pan, WSU Soil Scientist
Washington and Idaho Pesticide Recertification Credits and Certified Crop Advisor Credits have been requested.
Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local Extension office. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information or reasonable accommodations needs to contact Drew Lyon by November 30 at (509) 335-2961